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Howard County Library in Maryland

The Howard County Library in Maryland deployed OpenOffice on 283 computers for public use.

This library is on the right path. From the link above:

“Howard County Library has embraced Open Source technology because we believe it will allow us to:

  • Provide users with the tools they need to accomplish their work-related and library resource-related tasks;
  • Reduce total costs of ownership including costs associated with acquisition, upgrade, maintenance, development;
  • Enhance network and device security; and
  • Enhance stability.

Howard County Library is committed to using Open Source software whenever feasible.”

Firefox, OpenOffice, Thunderbird, and Linux are their flagship open source programs in use. Congratulations to the residents of Howard County who will benefit from this!

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